Men's world golf rankings: Who's in the top 10?

Men's world golf rankings: Who's in the top 10?

Keep up to date with the men's game's top 10 players with the golf world rankings

The Official World Golf Rankings (OWGR) is a system used to rate the performance levels of male professional golfers. It was first introduced in 1986 and is endorsed by the four major championships and six professional golf tours, these are the PGA Tour, European Tour, Asian Tour, PGA Tour of Australasia, Japan Golf Tour and the Sunshine Tour.

How are the World Golf Rankings calculated?

The system used to calculate the rankings can be confusing.

Golfers receive points based on their performance and the quality of the event that they are playing in. Points remain on a player’s tally for two years but are reduced on a sliding scale of 13 weeks so more recent success carries a greater weighting.

A player’s points tally is calculated by dividing the number of points by the number of events they have played in over the two year period with a minimum of 40 events needed to obtain a ranking. The World Golf Rankings are updated every Monday.

Men’s World Golf Rankings: Top 10

World No 1

Rory McIlroy

Major wins: 4 (2011 US Open, 2014 Open Championship, 2011 & 2014 PGA Championship)
Last win: 2019 WGC-HSBC Champions

Rory McIlroy joined an exclusive club in March 2020 when he marked his 100th week at the top of the world rankings. Only Tiger Woods and Greg Norman have achieved this feat.

World No 2

Jon Rahm

Major wins: 0
Last win: 2019 DP World Tour Championship

World No 3

Justin Thomas

Major wins: 1 (2017 PGA Championship)
Last win: 2020 CJ Cup

World No 4

Brooks Koepka

Major wins: 4 (2017, 2018 US Open & 2018, 2019 PGA Championship)
Last win: 2019 WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational

World No 5

Webb Simpson

Major wins: 1 (2012 US Open)
Last win: 2020 RBC Heritage

World No 6

Dustin Johnson

Major wins: 1 (2016 US Open)
Last win: 2019 WGC-Mexico Championship

World No 7

Patrick Reed

Major wins: 1 (2018 Masters)
Last win: 2020 WGC-Mexico Championship

World No 8

Adam Scott

Major wins: 1 (2013 Masters)
Last win: 2020 Genesis Invitational

World No 9

Patrick Cantlay

Major wins: 0
Last win: 2019 Memorial

World No 10

Xander Schauffele

Major wins: 0
Last win: 2019 Sentry Tournament of Champions

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